- walk1 W1S1 [wo:k US wo:k] v1.) [I and T]to move forward by putting one foot in front of the other▪ 'How did you get here?' 'We walked.'▪ Doctors said he'd never walk again.walk into/down/up etc▪ Carrie walked into the room and sat down in her chair.▪ He loved walking in the hills.walk a mile/200 metres/a short distance etc▪ We must have walked ten miles today.▪ I walked all the way to San Rafael.within (easy) walking distance (of sth)(=near enough to be able to walk to)▪ There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.walking pace(=the speed that you normally walk at)2.) [T]to walk somewhere with someone, especially in order to make sure that they are safe or to be polite▪ It's late - I'll walk you home .walk sb to sth▪ Schools are urging parents to walk their children to school.▪ She walked me to the front gate.3.) [T]to take a dog for a walk for exercise▪ Grandma's out walking the dog .4.) [i]BrE informal if something has walked, it has disappeared and you think someone may have taken it▪ My pen seems to have walked.5.) walk free also walk AmEto leave a court of law without being punished or sent to prison▪ Ferguson walked free after the charges were dropped.▪ If more evidence isn't found, Harris will walk.6.) walk itBrE spokena) to make a journey by walking▪ If the last bus has gone, we'll have to walk it.b) to succeed or win something easily7.) be walking on airto be feeling extremely happy8.) walk the streetsa) to walk around the streets in a town or city▪ It was not safe to walk the streets at night.b) old-fashioned to be a ↑prostitute9.) walk the beatwhen a police officer walks the beat, they walk around an area of a town or city in order to make sure nobody is committing a crime10.) walk tallto be proud and confident because you know that you have not done anything wrong11.) walk sb off their feetBrE walk sb's legs offAmE informal to make someone tired by making them walk too far12.) walk the walkto do the things that people expect or think are necessary in a particular situation▪ People are motivated by leaders who actually walk the walk.→talk the talk at ↑talk1 (18)13.) walk the plankto be forced to walk along a board laid over the side of the ship until you fall off into the sea, used as a punishment in the pastwalk away phr v1.) to leave a bad or difficult situation, instead of trying to make it betterwalk away from▪ You can't just walk away from 15 years of marriage!▪ When the business started to have problems, it was very tempting to walk away.2.) to come out of an accident or very bad situation without being harmed▪ Miraculously, both drivers walked away without a scratch.walk away with [walk away with sth] phr vto win something easily▪ And the lucky winner will walk away with a prize of £10,000.walk in on [walk in on sb] phr vto go into a room and accidentally interrupt someone who is doing something private that they would not want you to seewalk into [walk into sth]1.) to hit an object accidentally as you are walking alongwalk straight/right/bang etc into sth▪ Zeke wasn't looking and walked straight into a tree.2.) if you walk into an unpleasant situation, you become involved in it without intending to▪ He was fairly certain now that he was walking into a trap , and wished he'd come armed.walk straight/right into sth▪ I walked right into a mob of maybe 50 young white guys.3.) BrE if you walk into a job, you get it very easily▪ You can't expect to walk straight into a job .4.) to make yourself look stupid when you could easily have avoided it if you had been more carefulwalk straight/right into sth▪ You walked right into that one!walk off phr v1.) to leave someone by walking away from them, especially in a rude or angry way▪ Don't just walk off when I'm trying to talk to you!2.) walk sth<=>offif you walk off an illness or unpleasant feeling, you go for a walk to make it go away▪ Let's go out - maybe I can walk this headache off.walk off dinner/a meal etc(=go for a walk so that your stomach feels less full)3.) walk off (the/your etc job)AmE to stop working as a protest▪ Without new contracts, mine workers will walk off their jobs Thursday.walk off with [walk off with sth] phr v1.) to win something easily▪ Lottery winners can walk off with a cool £18 million.2.) to steal something or take something that does not belong to you▪ Thieves walked off with two million dollars' worth of jewellery.walk out phr v1.) to leave a place suddenly, especially because you disapprove of something▪ The play was awful and we walked out after half an hour.walk out of▪ the issue that led to the US walking out of the trade talks this week2.) to leave your husband, wife etc suddenly and go and live somewhere else▪ Her husband walked out, leaving her with three children to look after.walk out on▪ Five years later she walked out on Matthew and their two boys.3.) to leave your job suddenly because you no longer want to do it▪ We're so short-staffed. I can't just walk out.walk out of▪ If you can afford to walk out of your job, why not?4.) to stop working as a protest▪ Workers are threatening to walk out if an agreement is not reached.walk out on [walk out on sth] phr vto stop doing something you have agreed to do or that you are responsible for▪ 'I never walk out on a deal,' Dee said.walk over [walk over sb] phr vto treat someone badly by always making them do what you want them to do▪ It's terrible - she lets her kids just walk all over her .▬▬▬▬▬▬▬WORD FOCUS: words meaning walkstroll in a relaxed way for pleasurewander with no aim or directionstride in a confident or angry waymarch soldiershike for long distances in the countryside or the mountainstiptoe very quietlywade through waterstagger in an unsteady way because you are drunk or injuredlimp with difficulty because one leg is painful or injuredSee also: on foot foot1 (4) , footstep▬▬▬▬▬▬▬walk 2walk2 W2S2 n1.)a journey that you make by walking, especially for exercise or enjoyment▪ It's a long walk. Maybe we should get the bus.▪ Let's go for a walk . I could do with some fresh air.long/short/five-mile/ten-minute etc walk▪ The beach is only a short walk away.take/have a walk▪ Why don't we take a walk in the garden?take sb/a dog for a walkwalk to/through/across etc▪ a short walk through the castle grounds2.)a particular journey that you make by walking, especially one that goes through an interesting or attractive area▪ He says he's going on a long walk tomorrow.▪ Have you ever done the Three Peaks walk ?coastal/hill etc walk▪ There is a stunning 10-mile coastal walk from St Andrews to Crail.3.) an organized event when people walk for pleasure▪ Let's all go on the beach walk .▪ The local tourist office organises a number of guided walks .4.) [singular]the way someone walks= ↑gait▪ You can often recognize people by their walk.5.) [singular]when you walk rather than run▪ Breathless, she slowed to a walk .
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.